STUDY ON THE EFFECTS OF THE ENERGY CRISIS AND 55 MPH SPEED LIMIT IN MICHIGAN
The report is a presentation of the findings and conclusions derived from an analysis of Michigan traffic accident data and related data for the periods before, during, and after the peak energy crisis months of 1974. A major objective of this study was to identify the effect of the speed limits imposed as a result of the energy shortage. Some other causative factors relating to traffic crashes also were investigated. The report differs from others in that it seeks to define the cause-effect relationships specifically within Michigan, rather than nationally. Also by concentrating the study to a single state, it has been possible to get more consistent data across several measures--exposure, accident data, speed data--resulting in a more detailed analysis.
- Prepared in cooperation with Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning, Lansing.
Highway Safety Research InstituteHuron Parkway and Baxter Road
Ann Arbor, MI USA 48109
Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning111 South Capitol Avenue
Lansing, MI USA 48913
Washington, DC USA 20590
- O'Day, J
- Minahan, D J
- Golomb, D
- Publication Date: 1975-4
- Features: Figures; Tables;
- Pagination: 61 p.
- TRT Terms: Casualties; Crash causes; Crash investigation; Energy; Energy resources; Fuels; Highway traffic control; Pedestrian movement; Prevention; Safety; Speed limits; Statistics; Supply; Traffic crashes; Traffic safety
- Uncontrolled Terms: Energy crisis; Motor vehicle accidents
- Geographic Terms: Michigan
- Old TRIS Terms: Fuel shortage
- Subject Areas: Data and Information Technology; Energy; Highways; Operations and Traffic Management; Safety and Human Factors; Security and Emergencies;
- Accession Number: 00091476
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: UM-HSRI-SA-75-9 Final Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: 013454
- Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Jul 24 1975 12:00AM